Special Character Areas

The Mitcham (City) Development Plan currently contains 37 different zones, with each zone containing different planning policies, picking up on the nuances between our local areas. The Planning and Design Code will dispense with the majority of these zones, and will include just 30-40 zones across the entire State (a total reduction of approximately 1,450 zones across South Australia).

The 12 separate residential zones in our current Development Plan may be combined to make one or two (residential) zones with ‘standardised’ planning policies to guide and regulate development.

To tackle this, a key current project of Council is the identification of ‘Special Character Areas’ across the City, with the intention to advocate and lobby the Planning Commission for the creation of Character Sub Zones within the Planning and Design Code. It is important that the Council and the community are agreed as to which parts of the City exhibit a special character that is worthy of preservation.

Work on this project is under way and will be the subject of community engagement commencing in August 2018.

Reports to Council on the identification of Special Character Areas in the City of Mitcham can be downloaded below:

3 October 2017 - Special Character Area Update

3 July 2018 - Identification of Special Character Areas

10 July 2018 - Identification of Special Character Areas


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